USS Rapidan (AO 18)
American Fleet oiler
|Name||USS Rapidan (AO 18)|
|Type:||Fleet oiler (Patoka)|
|Completed||1919 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-107 (Volker Simmermacher)|
|Position||32° 39'N, 79° 43'W - Grid DB 3645|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||1922 the fleet oiler was decommissioned and 1940 recommissioned. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.59 hours on 11 Sep 1943 the USS Rapidan (AO 18) in convoy NG-385 was damaged by a mine laid on 27 August by U-107 off Charleston. The mine detonated about 100 yards off the starboard quarter and the ship went to Charleston to be repaired. She returned to service on 25 September.
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